The Face Pay service for paying for travel using face recognition has been launched on October 15 on all lines and stations of the Moscow metro, according to the city’s Deputy Mayor for Transport Maxim Liksutov.
“On behalf of the Mayor of Moscow, we are launching Face Pay – paying for travel using face recognition. Moscow is the first city in the world where such a system has worked on such a scale. This is more than 240 metro stations. There are no analogues of Face Pay in terms of quality and ease of use for passengers anywhere in the world. I emphasize that Face Pay is just another way to pay for travel. Connection to the service is voluntary, only if a passenger considers this payment method convenient for himself. Other payment methods will not disappear,” Liksutov promised.
To use Face Pay in the metro, you need to link your photo, bank card and Troika metro card to the service through the Moscow Metro application. This should be done in advance, a few hours before passing through the turnstile. While going through the turnstile, you need to look at the camera on it. The money for the trip is automatically debited.
“To enter the subway, passengers do not need a card or a smartphone — just look at the camera on the turnstile. You don’t need to touch your smartphone or any other surfaces. This is very convenient. According to our forecasts, in the next two to three years 10-15 per cent of passengers will regularly use Face Pay,” Liksutov said.
Source: RIA Novosti